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Watch Members of MGMT, Louis XIV and More Cut a Record For a New Vinyl Club

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James Richardson mastering the trumpet. Ari Ingber, Emma Gomis, and Jason Hill in the background.

Two brothers in Brooklyn are bringing back the days of mail-order record clubs, building on the concept, and having fun in the process of doing so. Albert and Philip Di Fiore run a studio in Brooklyn called The Rumpus Room where Caveman, Sinkane, Eleanor Friedberger, and Rumors have all recorded. The space is now also home to monthly recording parties curated by the ambitious siblings, as well as musician Jon Wiley.
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Premiere: Fever High’s ‘All Work’ May Be the Beach Song of the Summer

In the video for “All Work,” the latest release by Williamsburg-based band Fever High, vocalists Anna Nordeen and Leah Cary frolic around Costa Rica in beachwear. Two Debbie Harry-esque blondes plus the beach is a solid recipe for fun — which is appropriate considering that’s the theme of the song. “All work / and no play / That’s no way to live / You got to live for today,” declare Nordeen and Cary in the track’s catchy chorus.
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Premiere: The Surreal Video For ‘Dreams Come False’ By A Man of Ideas

The music video for “Dreams Come False,” by A Man of Ideas, follows the journey of a young woman as she falls in love with a shadow. Michael Leviton co-wrote the script alongside directing duo Nat Livingston Johnson and Gregory Mitnick (also known as Peking). “We took making a music video as a rare opportunity to write a silent movie,” Leviton told Bedford + Bowery.
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There Was Cosplay, Cat Comics, and a Gigantic Charlie Brown at MoCCA Fest

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This past weekend, MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) teamed up with the Society of Illustrators at the 69th Regiment Armory for the 12th annual MoCCA Fest — a convention with artist booths and panel discussions celebrating the work of both amateur and established comic artists alike.
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My Bushwick Ride-Along Ended With a Shooting

(Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

My ride-along with Bushwick’s 83rd Precinct landed on a sunny afternoon. I was told the sunny days are the busiest ones for the NYPD — something that rang true when, an hour into the ride-along, three teenagers opened fire on a public park, injuring a 19-year-old with a bullet to the back.

I’ve never trusted cops. I signed up for the ride-along because I was curious to see things from the perspective of a police officer.
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At Variety Cafe’s New Location, the Beans Will Really Pop

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

(Photos: Kristy Ann Muniz)

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Gavin Compton, owner of Variety Café and Miller’s Tavern, brewed up a hot idea for his latest endeavor: coffee roasting. The newest addition to the Variety family is at 146 Wyckoff Avenue; as of April 1st, it’ll be offering a variety (yes, we went there) of coffee from around the world.
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Cure Sunday’s Hangover By Drinking Blessed Water at a Full Moon Ceremony

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

There’s going to be a full moon this Sunday, so naturally women in Brooklyn will be blessing H2O in a sacred bowl, drinking it, and then pouring the remainder into the East River. This Full Moon Water Ceremony will be taking place at Carriage House Birth, Williamsburg’s hippest birth collective (a collective of doulas) owned by Samantha Huggins, Lindsey Bliss and Domino Kirke – daughter of Bad Company’s Simon Kirke, and sister to Girls’ Jemima Kirke.
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I Tried Co-Ed Naked Meditation Led By a Crystal-Wielding Vegan Chocolatier

The love letter I picked up, carnation, and my crystal. (Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

The love letter I picked up, carnation, and my crystal. (Photo: Kristy Ann Muniz)

My period was already a day late when I signed up for the naked meditation. Class was scheduled for Saturday — five days away. On Thursday, I began to spot. I went to the website for the Young Naturists and Nudists America to see what the organizers of the event suggested: a Diva Cup, a silicone-based container purported to be more discrete than a tampon. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but the list of items I feel comfortable putting inside of my body is not very long, and something with the word “Diva” in the title is certainly not on it. The website also condoned underwear, but (no pun intended!) I didn’t want to half-ass the experience, so I decided to just tough it out with a tampon.
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Hear It First: The New One From Feebzz, Who Got a Cease-and-Desist From Morrissey

-1Brooklyn-based rapper Feebzz is back with her sophomore mixtape, Every Single Night, and we’ve got your first listen below. The album just came out today, but it’s already managed to piss a few individuals off — including Morrissey, whose people sent the female MC a cease-and-desist order last week for illegally sampling “How Soon is Now” on her song “Shut Yr Mouth, Bitch.” In proper gangsta form, Feebzz remains true to her persona of not giving a fuck (one of her raps is actually titled “IDGAF”) and isn’t planning on taking the track offline. Feebzz told Bedford + Bowery, “I’m not selling the song and I don’t have a lawyer or anything,” and that she’s “just gonna ignore it until it goes away.”
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Ready For a Shamanic Odyssey? This Film About Ayahuasca Should Do the Trick

Rak Razam’s ayahuasca-themed film, Aya: Awakenings, was scheduled to premiere at 7 p.m. last night, but at 7:20 p.m., people were still filing into Anthology Film Archives. The audience members, who were all chatting with one another, were operating on their own time. As one woman squeezed her way through the narrow aisle, she stopped to ask a fellow attendee, “Didn’t we meet at the yoga retreat?”
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